Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CASE Study Typewriter


Sneaking in under the wire for the CASE Study Challenge.  The inspiration card for this week is once again by Joy Taylor.

 
Typewriter images are ever so popular at the moment.  My typewriter image had yet to see ink, so this was the perfect time to show it some love!  My typewrite paper was blank....I ran it through my printer to add the Hello sentiment to it. 

My card is a little out of the box for me.  That is what challenges are for, right?  I had the hubby pick me up a roll of drywall tape last week and was dying to try some out.  This seemed like the perfect card to give it a go.  The lovely red mesh on  my card is actually drywall tape.  This has to be the most economical mesh for crafting.  You get 150 FEET for around $4 in your local hardware store.  Plus, it is self adhesive, so you don't even have to add glue!  The mesh is available in a variety of colors.  I chose white, while you could buy multiple colors....I am thinking one roll will last me at least a year or more!  Inking it up was a little bit of trial and error. At first I inked it up with a sponge dauber and my ink pad.  The effect was subtle, not quite what I was going for.  Then I tried applying reinker directly to the surface, still not the vibrant color I wanted.  Then the light bulb went off!  Copics to the rescue!  I went over the mesh with the Copic marker and the color was brilliant.  I would allow a little drying time.  (who has time for drying time when you are crafting in the wee hours?)  I ended up heat setting mine with my embossing gun.  I watched it carefully to make sure I did not end up with a melted mess! The end result is some fabulously colored texture for your card for just pennies!  Here is the tape that I started out with-

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1476 Card Chatter-Sympathy
Typewriter-Unity Stamps
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Ink-Memento
Red Ribbon-SU
FibaTape
Copic Sketch Markers

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:
Lawnscaping -Use Dimension
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Use Something New (stamp, Mesh)

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Such a pretty little card Allisa! Love your typewriter image, one of the cutest I've seen and your addition of the "typing" is the perfect touch!

Elena said...

where were you with your drywall tape idea when I was participating in Gallery Idol? haha. You would have rocked the house-hold item challenge. I adore your card. The hello is placed perfectly, and the whole design is brilliant. Thanks for playing over at lawnscaping challenges!

Cyndie said...

Oh wow, what a great idea! Your drywall tape looks wonderful with that funky typewriter--a really fun card!

Maureen said...

now that is creative crafting! If Michaels sold it, it would be 12.00 a roll! LOL Love your interpretation...so cheery and fun! Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study this week:)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Totally BRILLIANT!! I'm a sucker for texture and this tape just ticks all the boxes!! Woohoo, thanks for the tip! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week! xx

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your win, love this ribbon.

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Allisa! Great idea using the drywall tape! And thanks for the tips on coloring it best! Your CAS card is wonderful...red, white and black is always a favorite! Glad you could join us this week at SSiC!
Blessings!
Sandie

Traci M said...

This is the cutest card...I love the texture of the drywall tape and your fun colors!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSiC!!

Joe Shien Shien said...

This is simply cute. Love the color combination. Thank you for playing ith us at Lawnscaping

~amy~ said...

whatta a fun card...great use of the dry wall tape...good idea!

Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping challenge!

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